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NOGRALES BACKS HOUSE PROBE OF PNP-PDEA SHOOTOUT

“How did this happen and how can incidents like these be prevented?” These are the questions Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles hopes will be answered by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs investigation into the recent shootout between police officers and anti-narcotics agents, which the lawyer-lawmaker backed on Friday amidst calls for an inquiry […]

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EDUCATION SECTOR SHOULD GET BAYANIHAN 2 SUBSIDY

Emphasizing that displaced teachers and non-teaching staff have waited long enough to receive their aid, Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to accelerate the distribution of financial aid allotted for teachers and non-teaching personnel under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Republic Act 11494) or Bayanihan 2. […]

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SARANGANI SETS P48M FOR INDIGENT PATIENTS – SOLON

The provincial government of Sarangani has allocated P48.5 million as funding support for residents in need of advanced and critical care services in private hospitals. Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon said the fund would be utilized for the hospitalization and other related needs of indigent patients from the province’s seven municipalities who would be admitted […]

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EXTEND BARMM TRANSITION PERIOD – MANGUDADATU

Some lawmakers at the House of Representatives have expressed support for the extension of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government’s transition period. During the joint meeting of the House Committee on Muslim Affairs and the Special Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity recently, Maguindanao Representative Toto Mangudadatu said an extension of another […]

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RIZAL SOLON BATS FOR BAMBOO PLANTING AMID PANDEMIC

The Save Our Forests Now movement this week embarked on its second leg, with more than twice the number of participants joining in reforestation efforts in the province of Rizal. More than 500 youth participants from the town of Rodriguez (Montalban) planted more than 1,000 bamboo saplings by the river and mountain in Brgy. Mascap […]

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MARAÑON, KOUAME PH CITIZENSHIP BIDS GET SENATE OK

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Gordon, recently approved the bills that seek to grant Philippine citizenship to athletes Bienvenido Morejon Marañon and Kakou Ange Franck Williams Kouame. “The process of naturalization, which is a national interest, values the opportunity to become more closely knit to the fabric of […]

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BILL FOR FASTER VACCINE PURCHASE GETS SENATE NOD

The Senate passed on third and final reading a bill which will expedite the purchase and administration of COVID-19 vaccines to Filipinos. With an overwhelming 22 affirmative votes, the Senate in its hybrid plenary session, approved Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2057 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021. Senator Sonny Angara, chairperson of the […]

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CASTELOS TO OFFER MASS FOR COVID-19 VICTIMS, FRONTLINERS

Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo and Councilor Winnie Castelo are offering a mass for victims of Covid-19 and for healthcare workers who succumbed to the deadly virus. The mass will be held at the St. Peter Parish: Shrine of Leaders along Commonwealth Avenue at 10 a.m. on March 16, a year since […]

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BORN IN BUKIDNON, PACQUIAO VISITS BIRTHPLACE

“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.”  This unforgettable quote from our national hero Jose Rizal, according to Senator Manny Pacquiao, was what inspired him to go back to his birthplace for the first time after his family escaped the town almost four decades ago.  The municipality of Kibawe is in […]

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BUSINESS WITH COMPASSION, BUHAY BAGO BULSA – CASTELO

“Higit sa pera, puso.” This according to Quezon City 6th District Councilor Bobby Castelo, who on Tuesday learned that San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has allocated PhP1 billion pesos to buy Covid-19 vaccines for its 70,000 employees and extended workforce. SMC, in coordination with relevant government agencies, has secured vaccine doses from different pharmaceutical sources, and […]